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M aritime officers

  (1)   Each of the following is a maritime officer :

  (a)   a member of the Australian Defence Force;

  (b)   a n officer of Customs (within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901 );

  (c)   a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police;

  (d)   a person appointed as a maritime officer by the Minister.

Limited appointments

  (2)   The Minister may appoint a person under paragraph   ( 1)(d) as a maritime officer :

  (a)   in relation to one or more of the following only :

  (i)   a specified law;

  (ii)   a specified international agreement or international decision; and

  (b)   subject to any other conditions specified in the appointment.

  (3)   The appointment may limit the exercise of powers by the person as a maritime officer.

  (4 )   Subsection   ( 3) does not limit paragraph   ( 2)(b).

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